Vintage Snake Ring 14K White Gold Linde Star Ruby. Made about 1950, this three-dimensional ring features a detailed coiled snake forming the bezel of an oval cabochon Linde Star Ruby. Snake rings have long been the symbol of eternal love and were first popularized by Queen Victoria whose husband-to-be Prince Albert presented her with a snake ring for her engagement ring.
The snake measures 13.9 mm wide at the head of the snake and the shank tapers to 3.15 mm at the reverse and the ring is a size 7.25. The ring is marked 14K.
In excellent vintage condition, with no damage of any sort noted.
We recently obtained a collection of rings from the estate of a long-term Union Carbide employee. This ring if from that purchase. The Union Carbide company created a number of synthetic stones in the period from 1940 -1980. Among their production were Linde Star Sapphires, Linde Star Rubies, Linde Hydrothermal Emeralds, Lab-Created Amethysts, and Synthetic Yttrium Aluminum Garnets (a diamond substitute). Union Carbide employees were able to purchase jewelry containing these stones through the company and this gentleman bought his wife dozens of rings over the decades.
ERA: Mid-Century, 1950s
METAL/MATERIALS: 14K White Gold and 4 CT Lab Created Linde Star Ruby
CONDITION: In excellent vintage condition, with no damage noted. The ring has been worn little, if any.
MEASUREMENTS: The ring is 13.9 mm wide at the head of the snake, with shank 3.15 mm wide at the reverse of the shank
RING SIZE: 7 1/4
WEIGHT: 6.2 grams
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